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Has been wonderful staying w Ciaran and his family even though it's been a day only. We were warmly welcomed and told to feel at home. Beds were cosy and we slept well. Next morning Ciaran's mom provided us w a nice breakfast. So we definitely had all we need to make this the perfect start of our stay in Dublin. A big thank-you from the german girls, Madita and Ronja
Host made us feel so welcome and were extremely social and informative on the area and how to get around.
Our host was wonderful, the accomidations lovely, the neighborhood quiet. Thanks for making the end of our trip such a pleasure and thank you Noleen for looking after Jen.
Ciaran's mother, Nolene, was our hostess for the two days we were in Dublin at the start of our trip. She was sweet, accommodating, and very personable. I felt right at home with her, and really appreciated all her advice on how to look less like a tourist. Very nice woman.
Great experience! Ciaran's mom was very nice and helpful, she called us a taxi at 5 am in the morning, offered us coffee and biscuits. The room is very clean and cozy with a nice (website hidden) bus takes you in 15 minutes to the city center. I can highly recommend to stay at Ciaran's place!
Sadly we never met Ciaran but his mom Noeleen was a perfect hostess. Ciaran was good at communicating with us prior to our stay. The room is as pictured and the bus to downtown Dublin was right across the street(€1.70 to downtown one way) as well as a small local market. It was nice to be in a safe family neighborhood. Noeleen always was ready to offer tea and toast . We decided to stay again the night before we left Ireland. Taxi from airport was €16.
We were greeted and made very welcome by Nolene the hosts mother, very accommodating and friendy over our week there. We met Ciaran the host briefly only once.
A lovely cup of tea on arrival, after 7 days of no traveling I really needed a cup of tea!
Very nice. Thank you!
The hosts [Ciaran and his mother] were absolutely lovely to me. I talked with Ciaran only briefly. The majority of my interaction was with Ciaran's mum, and she was very open, conversational, and friendly.
My accommodations were spotlessly clean, airy, and bright... and I loved the skylights. I had all the space I needed. The house is very easy to find and reach. I'd add a bit of time to the bus coming and going into Dublin, due to stops for other passengers along the way. Taking a taxi home at night, as I did, cost approx. $12-$14 euro, which with the low cost of my lodging was still less than staying elsewhere. On the main road, their home is just a very brief and easy walk from the bus stop, even with luggage.
Their home is lovely, both inside and out! It's located in a very safe and friendly neighbourhood. Ciaran's mum was very concerned that things were good for me. She assisted me by washing and hanging some of my clothing; and when I left, walked me to a different bus stop to make sure I got there okay [helping me with my luggage] so I could get a quicker, more direct ride to the airport. I appreciated the conversations Ciaran's Mum and I had about other things. She felt like a friend.
I was made welcome to watch television [wide screen :) ], and though I'm not much of a TV watcher, appreciated being able to see the relevant news from the U.S. and to be able to wake up with my cup of tea in the morning to some of the programming.
The buses to the stop I used most come and go frequently. The small shops in the sweet neighbourhood were perfect for my needs until I got into Dublin.
I was so busy in town and the timing was such that I ended up MISSING visiting the Botanic Gardens and the Glasnevin Cemetary, so it's best to get those seen as soon as possible upon arrival. Both were highly recommended to me and they are both very close to the Dowling's home.
This visit for me with these hosts was marked by welcoming graciousness. Yes, I would definitely stay here again!